Quick Notes on the Senate Staff Meeting

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Quick notes from the Staff Senate meeting on April 14. Please note that these are not the official minutes of the meeting.

Debbie McLoud – HR Updates

  • Performance evaluations are currently being finalized.
  • Salary increases for base salary and merit payments are planned pending Board approval. The next board meeting will be on May 25.
  • Health insurance premiums will increase. There will be no changes to our dental insurance or health plan.
  • Human Resources is launching a study on compensation and classification. This will be led by Debbie McLoud. The goal is to implement a comprehensive campus-wide compensation plan.
  • If approved, all positions will be unclassified by 2023.

Gary Smith – Parking and Transit Updates

  • Yield markings for Garland and Harmon parking lots are planned for the summer.
  • Please note that lots will need to be released for the Garth Brooks concert on April 23.
  • There will be a 3 percent increase for parking permits next year.

Treasurer’s report

  • Outstanding Team Award – There were seven nominations.
  • Arkansas Teacher Core is the Outstanding Team winner.

Elections

  • The nominations survey was sent out via Newswire. Please name those who you think would do a great job serving on the Staff Senate.
  • The elections will begin on April 24.

Employee of the Quarter and Employee of the Year

  • There were 11 candidates for third quarter employee.

Special events

  • The Staff Senate Picnic is on May 19. Installation is May 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • There will be a trade fair. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Boyer.
  • Staff Senate Celebration is April 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Child care support committee

  • The survey data will be analyzed at the beginning of the week. There were 220 responses.

President’s Updates:

  • The search for the Chancellor continues.
  • About 100 people joined the Staff Senate Forum.
  • The officers met Chancellor Robinson yesterday. Raises and childcare assistance were discussed.
  • The remote and flexible working group continues to meet. They review the approval process done through Workday.

Around the Senate:

  • The Arkansas Alumni Association’s Working Like a Hog event will take place on April 28.
  • The Chancellor’s Commission panel on women will take place on April 18 and will focus on empowerment through mentoring.
  • Be kind to your Anthony Travel agent and obey all travel rules.
  • Orientation begins May 25.

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